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Free and Reduced-price School Meal Application

This application is used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals, free textbooks, and other assistance programs. Families are encouraged to complete the application before the school year begins to avoid meal charges.

Click here to complete the 2022-2023 Household Application for Free and Reduced-price School Meals.

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Concord Community Schools Food Service Department

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand at Concord Community Schools.

The Concord Food Service department is a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well being and their ability to learn. Our food service staff supports learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Students are offered a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet their health and nutritional needs.

Breakfast

Don’t forget about breakfast! Join us each morning, breakfast is a great way to kick off your child’s day!

Students must take at least three of the offered items at breakfast and one of the three items must be a fruit or vegetable.

The price for an elementary meal (grades K-4) is $1.30 and a secondary meal (grades 6-12) is $1.50.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the National School Breakfast Program.

Lunch

Each day, your child is offered a lunch containing the following: meat or meat alternate, grain, fruit, vegetable and of course, milk!

Out of the five food groups your student is offered, s/he must choose at least 3 food groups for his/her meal. One of the food groups must be a fruit or vegetable. Some of the menu choices may count as two food groups such as pizza, nachos, cheeseburger, or chef salad.

While the most nutritious lunch contains all of these options, we understand that sometimes students do not like some of the items we serve. To make our student customers happy, we like to give them the option to decline items they do not want to eat. If your child comes home and says s/he didn’t get enough to eat at lunch, ask if s/he is taking all of her fruit and vegetable choices.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the National School Lunch Program.

CLICK HERE to view the Concord Community Schools Corporation Wellness Policy.

Meal Prices

This is a list of meal prices for the various schools, effective July 2022.

EAST SIDE, OX BOW, SOUTH SIDE, WEST SIDE

BREAKFAST
Paid: $1.40
Reduced: $.30

LUNCH
Paid: $2.30
Reduced: $.40

CONCORD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

BREAKFAST
Paid: $1.60
Reduced: $.30

LUNCH
Paid: $2.60
Reduced: $.40

CONCORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

BREAKFAST
Paid: $1.60
Reduced: $.30

LUNCH
Paid: $2.60
Reduced: $.40

CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL

BREAKFAST
Paid: $1.60
Reduced: $.30

LUNCH
Paid: $2.60
Reduced: $.40

Free Summer Meals Program

The Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children during the summer months. CLICK HERE for information about Concord’s program.

Free and reduced-price meals

The free and reduced-price school meals program was created to support students unable to pay the full price for meals. CLICK HERE to learn more about the federal income eligibility guidelines.

My Mealtime

Make school lunch deposits, pay fees, and manage cafeteria accounts. CLICK HERE to sign in to your My MealTime account.

Healthy Meals for Kids

CLICK HERE  to learn about healthy breakfast options, including "offer versus serve" or CLICK HERE for a parent's guide to understanding meal options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my student doesn’t like the menu items offered for the day?
Students may always choose from alternative meals. All of our buildings have at least two options for vegetables and fruits and there is always at least one alternative sandwich option.

What if my student is allergic to peanuts, shellfish, dairy, etc.?
Our food service staff goes above and beyond to accommodate food allergies. There will always be another option available for students who have food allergies.

What if my student’s lunch account runs out of funds and I forget to deposit more money?
Your student will receive a courtesy meal and you will receive a reminder.

How do I know if my child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals?
If your family is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Medicaid, you automatically qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Alternatively, you can apply for an income-based eligibility. More information is available on the Indiana Department of Education website.

How do I apply online for free and reduced-price meals eligibility?
An online application is available through MealTime and can help families determine whether they are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. CLICK HERE to learn more.

What if I need help with my application for free/reduced-price meals?
Contact the Concord Education Center at 574-875-5161.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. Email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.